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Proceedings Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems (WECWIS 2002)

26-28 June 2002

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  • Proceedings Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems (WECWIS 2002)

    Publication Year: 2002
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  • Web services and XML good news: the difficult issues are still open

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given. XML has taken by storm the software industry and the computer science research community, giving rise to a flurry of new technologies such as XML databases, Web Services, and workflow languages. The adoption rate of some of these technologies is spectacular. But have we indeed made significant progress by gluing XML syntax on top of old mechanisms? Have we been blinded by ... View full abstract»

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  • Web services: enabling business integration and collaboration

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given. The emergence of Web Services represents a significant advance in the continuing evolution of e-business. Web services are self-contained, modular business process applications, based on open standards, that enables an integration model for facilitating program-to-program interaction. What does this mean? For the first time, Business-to-Business applications have a flexibl... View full abstract»

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  • E-nabling the e-conomy

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given, as follows. The world is moving from an economy based on the interactions of people to an E-conomy characterized by the interactions of software services. This change promises enormous gains in productivity and substantial reductions in process times. In the E-conomy, people will decide what needs to be done, and software will determine the best way to do it. The emerging ... View full abstract»

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  • XML-based advanced UDDI search mechanism for B2B integration

    Publication Year: 2002
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Exploring an appropriate business application published as a Web Service in the UDDI registry is a critical issue. Search for such an application should be effective in terms of time and uniformed in terms of interfaces. In this paper, an XML-based UDDI exploring engine that provides developers with standard interfaces for efficiently searching business and service information in single or multipl... View full abstract»

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  • Converting business documents:a classification of problems and solutions using XML/XSLT

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):54 - 61
    Cited by:  Patents (14)
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    The exchange of business documents can be realized either by standardizing or converting these documents. In this paper, we examine different conversion strategies from an economic perspective. In particular, we provide a classification of conversion problems as well as solutions using XML/XSLT. View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic netvalue analyzer - A pricing plan modeling tool for isps using actual network usage data

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):143 - 148
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    The current situation in the Internet service provider market shows that Internet service providers (ISPs) are still struggling to find sustainable business models. The challenge for them is to find the right prices and pricing plans for their network services. In order to satisfy business objectives, prices and pricing plans have to be designed such that they are attractive to end-users but also ... View full abstract»

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  • BPML : a process modeling language for dynamic business models

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):222 - 224
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    In the world of E-Commerce, enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business environments. Enterprises are required to have closer connections with business partners and customers along with the ability to invent new business models to meet customer??s unique demands. Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) provide a way to model, deploy, and manage mission-critical busine... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 235
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  • Towards a platform for supporting the buyer in trading in heterogeneous marketplaces

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):249 - 251
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    While the number of electronic marketplaces has increased on the Internet, tools to help buyers in participating in these marketplaces (heterogeneous marketplaces) are lacking. As part of the European Union funded eBroker project on electronic marketplaces, we attempt to address this problem by developing tools that help buyers in trading in these electronic marketplaces. This paper addresses the ... View full abstract»

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  • Mediator systems in E-commerce applications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):228 - 235
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    The world today is characterised by the proliferation of information sources available through media such as the WWW, databases, semi-structured files, etc. But, very often, this information is scattered, heterogeneous and weakly structured (semi-structured data). E-commerce is, by nature, one field in which this phenomena is specially strong. This paper overviews a mediator system for the constru... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated visual framework for the human-Web interface

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):195 - 202
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    The design of Web sites has been largely ad hoc, with little concern about the effectiveness of navigation and maintenance. This paper presents a general framework with a human-Web interface that supports Web design through visual programming and reverse Web engineering through visualization. The paper describes the framework in the context of a Web tool, known as HWIT which has been developed for... View full abstract»

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  • Key management and access control for large dynamic multicast group

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):121 - 128
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    With the proliferation of electronic commerce, multicast applications are beginning to be deployed for mainstream use and multicast technology will play a prominent role on the e-commerce applications in the coming years. Now, the academic research on multicast technology has become an active focus. Many results referring to multicast security have been gotten. But to date, efficient solutions, es... View full abstract»

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  • Clustering Web Accelerators

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):165 - 170
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    Web Accelerators are increasingly becoming an integral part of a Web site content delivery infrastructure. As such, Web accelerators must address some common server issues such as: capacity, performance, and availability. A set of Oracle 9iAS Web Caches can be grouped into a loosely coupled cluster to help solve these issues. When clustered, Web Cache's capacity increases linearly. In addition, th... View full abstract»

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  • DisCSPs: tools for generic and efficient multi-agents negotiations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):245 - 248
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    The wider connectivity of WWW architectures is opening new rooms for agents technology. This results in increasing inter-operability, optimization and negotiation in inter e-business processes. We give here a short review of some efficient algorithms used in the framework of distributed constraint satisfaction (DisCSP). This formalism allows generic negotiations in multi-agents systems. We present... View full abstract»

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  • Recommendation of Web pages based on concept association

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):221 - 227
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    The precision and recall are two main criteria used to evaluate the performance of search engines. For general queries, the precision is most important, but for specific uses, e.g. scientific researchers and applicants for patent rights, the recall is most important and is often ignored. In this paper, an approach to Web pages recommendation based on concept association is introduced. This approac... View full abstract»

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  • SmartClick: An enabler for human-centered wireless Web service

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):187 - 194
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    Recently wireless Web services have been rapidly growing as a new way of information service. As the wireless Internet access grows, so do e-commerce opportunities through the wireless Web services. Wireless Internet access has inherent limitations since most handheld devices have much less display and means of operations. This imposes a particular problem to the design of mobile information servi... View full abstract»

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  • I-DG: a secure protocol for disseminating data to subscribers via IP multicast

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):113 - 120
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    This paper proposes the IP Multicast-enabled Drop Groups (I-DG) protocol as a solution to the problem of efficiently and securely disseminating information to a large number of subscribers in the Internet. The I-DG protocol uses an appropriate IP multicasting protocol as the base and addresses the problems introduced by large scale data dissemination. I-DG provides dynamic subscription to multicas... View full abstract»

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  • A proxy-based approach for dynamic content acceleration on the WWW

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):159 - 164
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    Various dynamic content caching approaches have been proposed to address the performance and scalability problems faced by many Web sites that utilize dynamic content generation applications. Proxy-based caching approaches store content at various locations outside the site infrastructure and can improve Web site performance by reducing content generation delays, firewall processing delays, and ba... View full abstract»

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  • Pricing bundled information goods

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):89 - 96
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    This paper contributes to the bundling literature by presenting a model to study bundling strategies for firms when the firm produces both information goods and a comparable physical world good. Two models are considered 1) Where the firm produces only information goods and 2) Where the firm produces a comparable physical good, apart from the information goods. Results suggest that a profit-maximi... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of Web services into workflows through a multi-level schema architecture

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):51 - 60
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    Many organizations provide access to their workflows via Web interfaces, giving customers the opportunity to create and manipulate business cases interactively according to a predefined set of operations. Since enterprises can request such Web services in order to satisfy their business goals, it may be desirable for these enterprises to access Web services not only interactively, but to import an... View full abstract»

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  • MQML-Message Queuing Markup Language

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):17 - 24
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    Message Queuing allows applications to use components that communicate with one another using queued messages. In this paper, we propose a Message Queuing Markup Language (MQML), which is an XML based markup language designed to describe e-business applications and enterprise integration. The MQML language is extensible. The detailed description of the MQML is presented in this paper. An research ... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and exchange of product classification systems using XML

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):242 - 244
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    Product classification systems play a major role in searching and comparing offered products on electronic markets. Especially in case of large multi-vendor product catalogs classified data becomes an important asset and success factor. The most known systems are UNSPSC and eCl@ss, however they are still developing, and new systems are emerging as well. Classification systems differ not only in co... View full abstract»

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  • Modular content personalization service architecture for e-commerce applications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):213 - 220
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    Personalized Web portals are becoming more and more popular. What is unsatisfying with existing sites is that the scope of the personalized content they provide is typically that of the underlying site. Providers of such personalized content typically develop their own, proprietary personalized Web portal. To use different personalization features of different sites users have to hop from one pers... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic refinement of table summarization for M-commerce

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):179 - 186
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    Table summarization is important in mobile commerce as many diverse small devices, such as smart phones and personal digital assistants, are being equipped with applications that can access corporate databases. It is difficult to effectively present a large table of information on small devices as they tend to have limited display and processing capabilities. Hence, large tables need to be reduced... View full abstract»

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